Jason Moran And The Bandwagon At The Kennedy Center "This is our house," says the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, introducing his long-running trio. The pianist plays the music of Fats Waller and other surprises.

Jazz Night In America: Video Episodes And Shorts

Jason Moran And The Bandwagon At The Kennedy CenterWBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Pianist and composer Jason Moran is known for the scope and scale of his works: a dance party based on the music of early virtuoso Fats Waller, a multimedia presentation reconfiguring the 1959 Town Hall concert of Thelonious Monk, a suite inspired by the quilting tradition of Gee's Bend, Ala. But much of his work stems from his long-running trio, the Bandwagon, featuring Nasheet Waits on drums and Tarus Mateen on bass. And as the Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Moran has a place to bring the Bandwagon to work out its next big ideas.

Jazz Night In America taps the archives to present a fall 2013 set from Jason Moran and The Bandwagon, live at the Kennedy Center's intimate Jazz Club room. "This is our house," he says from the stage, introducing a set filled with Fats Waller signatures and other surprises.

[+] read more[-] less

More From Jazz

Nubya Garcia plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Nubya Garcia (Home) Concert

One of the British jazz scene's rising stars performs a quarantine concert on the River Thames.

Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves play a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Anat Cohen And Marcello Gonçalves (Home) Concert

The Israeli clarinetist and Brazilian guitarist recorded this Tiny Desk quarantine performance in Rio de Janeiro.

Norah Jones plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR/NPR

Norah Jones (Home) Concert

The platinum-selling, low-key superstar performs a solo set at her piano for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes play a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Tom Misch And Yussef Dayes (Home) Concert

This Tiny Desk quarantine concert features a guest appearance from guitarist John Mayer.

Jacob Collier plays a Tiny Desk (Home) concert. NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR/NPR

Jacob Collier (Home) Concert

Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

Fabiano do Nascimento plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Fabiano Do Nascimento (Home) Concert

The Brazilian-born guitarist performs a peace-inducing concert from his home in Los Angeles.

Back To Top